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Anyone tried the inexpensive Shuguang 274B rectis? (Read 11976 times)
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Re: Anyone tried the inexpensive Shuguang 274B rectis?
Reply #60 - 01/20/13 at 19:25:01
 
I have the Valve Art 274Bs that came with my Torii Mk2 (modified to run these).  I was noticing a bit of sibilance, decided to try the NOS RCA 5U4Gs that I have, and the issue disappeared.  They are relatively new, so it could be that they aren't burned in yet, but wondering if anyone has compared the Valve Arts to the Shuguangs?  

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Re: Anyone tried the inexpensive Shuguang 274B rectis?
Reply #61 - 02/24/13 at 21:30:48
 
PaleRider (Greg), did you try the 274B yet?
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Re: Anyone tried the inexpensive Shuguang 274B rectis?
Reply #62 - 02/25/13 at 06:12:05
 
Sorry, not yet. I had hoped to do so this weekend, but I just ran out of time.
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Re: Anyone tried the inexpensive Shuguang 274B rectis?
Reply #63 - 02/25/13 at 14:04:24
 
Italia64 wrote:
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I have the Valve Art 274Bs that came with my Torii Mk2 (modified to run these).

Italia64, maybe you have mentioned this elsewhere, but what modifications were made to your Torii for the 274B tubes?
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Re: Anyone tried the inexpensive Shuguang 274B rectis?
Reply #64 - 02/25/13 at 14:11:06
 
Yes, I'm running these for the nonce in my Torii Mk II and Mk III (cryo'd in the III) and no modification was necessary. They're more like 5U4G than other 274Bs.
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Re: Anyone tried the inexpensive Shuguang 274B rectis?
Reply #65 - 02/28/13 at 14:04:44
 
I'm liking the cryo'd version of this considerably more than the non-cryo'd. There's a mellowness and a richness, a slight darkness as well, which was what I needed from this tube in my system. The soundstage is still more forward than I like. . . but I'm acclimating and the positives are convincing me to leave these in.

I got a pair of matched RCA 5Y3GT however to try, I'm burning them in as part of a complement in my Torii Mk II before putting them in the Mk III. Maybe over the weekend. . . . Preliminary listening there makes me think they'll sound great. It's one tube type I have not yet tried in the Toriis.
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Re: Anyone tried the inexpensive Shuguang 274B rectis?
Reply #66 - 03/04/13 at 20:35:26
 
I finally got a chance to try the Preferred Shuguang 274B that I ordered from The Tube Store, and compare them to the Philips 5R4GYS I obtained from Upscale Audio.

I tried each in my recently returned Ultra, and in my front side Torii. It's a bit of a toss-up in the Ultra, where I perceive the soundstage to be a bit wider, and the background blacker, but in the Torii, the Philips exhibits better and tighter mid-bass and bass control. On double bass, the difference is not subtle. For half the price, though, the Shuguang 274B is a bargain.

I have not yet tried the ValveArt 274B from Cryoset, but I am going to. As I understand it, it is the same maker/make as the Shuguang. Getting it cryo'ed from Cryoset even cheaper is just sweet.
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